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The classical Roman reader : new encounters with Ancient Rome

Author: Kenneth John Atchity; Rosemary McKenna
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Here are the wonders of the Roman world presented in a modern, accessible manner. Each selection is preceded by an introduction that identifies the author and provides information that allows modern readers to consider these texts in a new light. What we discover might be surprising. For instance, in Cicero's orations and Marcus Aurelius' meditations, we hear echoes of today's political forums and popular-psychology  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth John Atchity; Rosemary McKenna
ISBN: 0195127404 9780195127409
OCLC Number: 39322333
Description: xxxvi, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I : early Rome (509-65 B.C.). The rope / Plautus --
Annals / Ennius --
On farm management / Cato, the Elder --
The brothers / Terence --
Epigrams / Lucilius --
On agriculture / Varro. Part II : the late republic (64-27 B.C.). The first oration against Catiline ; Letter to his wife and family in Rome ; Letter to Caesar in Gaul / Cicero --
The Gallic war / Caesar --
Maxims / Publilius --
An old actor addresses Julius Caesar / Laberius --
Elegies / Propertius --
Lyrics / Sulpicia --
On the nature of things / Lucretius --
Lyrics / Catullus --
History of Rome / Sallust --
Aeneid / Virgil --
Ars poetica / Horace. Part III : the empire (27 B.C.-476 A.D.). Early history of Rome / Livy --
Elegies / Tibullus --
Suasoriae / Seneca, the Elder --
Acts / Augustus --
On architecture / Vitruvius --
Metamorphoses ; The art of love / Ovid --
Pumpkinification of Claudius / Seneca, the Younger --
On medicine / Celsus --
Noteworthy words and deeds / Valerius Maximus --
Natural history / Pliny, the Elder --
Punica / Silius Italicus --
Education of an orator / Quintilian --
The Jewish war / Josephus --
Pharsalia / Lucan --
Epigrams / Martial --
On the conveyance of water / Frontinus --
Thebaid / Statius --
Letters / Pliny, the Younger --
Satires / Juvenal --
Satyricon / Petronius --
Annals : the mutiny of the Pannonian legions / Tacitus --
from The lives of the twelve Caesars. Julius Caesar / Suetonius --
To his soul / Hadrian --
Gynecology / Soranus --
Correspondence with Marcus Aurelius / Fronto --
Attic nights / Gellius --
Institutes / Gaius --
Meditations / Marcus Aurelius --
The golden ass / Apuleius --
Opinions / Paulus --
Hymn to the mother of the gods / Julian, the Apostate --
Lyrics / Ausonius --
The rape of Proserpine / Claudian --
Fables / Avianus --
Commentary on the dream of Scipio / Macrobius --
Military institutions of the Romans / Vegetius --
The vigil of Venus / Anonymous --
Institutes / Justinian.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth J. Atchity ; associate editor, Rosemary McKenna.
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